PSM (Performance Status Monitor) Solutions, created by Zephyr Technology, has been chosen, by DHS (the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate), for a program named the PHASER (Physiological Health Assessment Sensor for Emergency Responders) Program.
The PHASER Program is closely linked to the Geospatial Location Accountability and Navigation System, for Emergency Responders Program, otherwise termed as GLANSER Program. Researchers at Skidmore College and UCLA, along with the DHS, manage both the programs, pledging safety of the first responders. It is easier to make decisions on the conflagration site, if the exact position of the first responder is clearly known, helping to save lives, stated Jalal Mapar, S&T Program Manager.
Denise Smith, Skidmore College’s Professor of Health and Exercise, affirmed in his latest article on Emergency Management that all the measurable attributes such as heart rate, temperature, amount of activity, motion and work done by the fire fighters, need to be noted down. Zephyr’s Vice President (Business Development) confirmed that, all the five essential features mentioned by Smith, were included in the PSM Responder’s BioHarness, which is of great help in scanning and recording the crucial signs, to enable them to take decisions regarding situations when firefighters’ lives hang in the balance.
Zephyr Technology’s real-time association with fire departments and other similar organizations, providing first responders, has made it a pacesetter in the field of biomechanical and physiological monitoring, with a workforce consisting of global experts, in the field of engineering, science, physiology and business.